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Packard A Group of Snapshots of Mr. Packard before the au¬dience in char¬acteristic de¬tails from his programs. Springtime Detail from “Vanity Fair” Packard, the Master American Cartoonist, Humorist and Versatile Entertainer, in Five Joyous Evenings of “Rare Fun Well Done” Alton Packard, in an experj years on the Lyceum platforn] extensive repertoire. His el include numerous returns to u largest Lyceum courses in Anj subjects are offered for next sj 1. Vanity Fair. Uncle Sams Folk* Funny People. Fun and Fancy tnj Success and How The Ideal Cupid And the Real From “Fun and Fancy in Form and Color” The Climax of Successful Lyceum Entertainment, Uniting Amusement, Merriment, Enlightenment and Inspiration Boston Bowery Arizona Milwaukee Missouri Old Kentucky perience of over a dozen form has developed a very I engagements each year [to the most successful and (America. The following it season: in Form and Color hv to Dodge It. Glimpses of beauty in Art and Nature; humorous and satirical comments and cartoons; musical comedy and sentiment LITTLE APPRECIATIONS FROM FAR AND NEAR Largest Audience of the Season > Bobby Burns would have enjoyed the entertain¬ment in the Amphitheatre given by Alton Packard to the largest audience of the season. It would have appealed to him because it brought out in a unique way the characteristics of the human race which the Scotch poet was so fond of depicting; the comedy of pretense, of affectation and of style. Daily Chautauquan, Chautauqua, N. Y. From The Famous "Apostle of Sunshine" Alton Packard can draw pictures with a celerity and felicity little short of magic. And he can draw from these pictures, not only the most refined and delicious humor but also the ennobling and elevat¬ing moral lessons. I know of no entertainment ^re pleasing or more profitable than his. A. A. Willits. From the Popular Poet of To-Day Packard was made for the platform and the platform was made for Packard. Edmund Vance Cooke. From A Famous Preacher Alton Packard is one of the most versatile men on the platform today. He well deserves the suc¬cess he has won. Newell Dwight Hillis. From A New York City Y. M. C. A. Secretary In his line I know of no one who approaches Alton Packard. His satire is sweetened with humor, his fun is of the healthy sort. Chas. F. Powlison. From A Philadelphia Y. M. C. A. Alton Packard is not only the best in his line that has ever appeared before our association but he is one of the best entertainers I have ever seen any¬where. Chas. C. Kinney. Most Versatile Alton Packard's brilliant performance proved him to be one of the most versatile and amusing of en¬tertainers. Philadelphia Ledger. A Genius A clever humorist and a genius with the crayons. Philadelphia Bulletin. Superlative Best entertainment of the kind I have seen, I can most heartily recommend him. Geo. W. Mehaffey, Sec'ty Y. M. C. A. Boston, Mass. Largest Audience Delighted The audience was the largest of our course and the Alton Packard entertainment was pronounced not only the best of the season but the best of the kind ever given here. Edward Amherst Ott, President International Lyceum Ass'n. A Wonder Original and clever, deft of touch and subtle of speech is Mr. Alton Packard of New York. As a "whole show" he is a wonder. Brockton, Mass., Enterprise. The Satire Of Thackeray Packard's "Vanity Fair" is a humorous discussion and portrayal. When you see and hear it, you recall Thackeray's "Book of Snobs"—Packard draws not only funny cartoons, but sketches that are sombre with the tints of pathos and tears. Hartford, Conn., Times. Double Time Alton Packard was so interesting that time passed on double wings. Two hours seemed like one very short hour. Vineland, N. J., Journal. Almost Held Their Breath Two Hours For nearly two hours Alton Packard held the people almost breathless with interest. West Side Men, New York City. A Return Engagement To say that Mr. Packard's second entertainment was immensely enjoyed is putting it mildly. He is beyond doubt the cleverest artist that has ever ap¬peared here. Avondale, Pa., Herald. The Championship Settled Mr. Packard is a champion in his class, a versatile entertainer who plays many parts. Bradford, Pa., Era. Good The Third Time Alton Packard talked, sang, played and drew pictures, all intensely funny and everyone laughed until his sides ached. Many declared that Packard's work was very much superior to that given on his previous visits here. Warren, Pa., Mirror. A Very Positive Statement Mr. Packard is an artist. He draws not only the quickest, but the best pictures of any cartoonist be¬fore the American public. Zanesville, Ohio, Times-Recorder. The Press Vindicated Alton Packard, prince of cartoonists, was all that the press notices have claimed for him. One of the best of the kind ever given here. Zanesville, Ohio, Courier. Real Art Mr. Packard is a genius in the art of cartooning. While most of his sketches were of a comical nature, there were many skillful touches of real art. Daily Winonian, Winona, Ind. The Fullness Thereof He filled the house with people and the people with mirth. M. C. Hutchinson, Sec*ty. Drake University Star Course, Des Moines, la. Re-engaged Packard was great. Bay City, Mich., Times. A Great Lyceum Course No entertainment on the Tabernacle course this year has been more pleasing. Nashville, Tenn., American. From The Sunny South A cartoonist of exceptional merit; a great artist. Montgomery, Ala., Advertiser. Genuine Spontaneous Applause A humorous and clever cartoonist is Alton Pack¬ard. He kept the audience continually amused and received that spontaneous applause that is a very genuine compliment. Jacksonville, Fla., Times-Union. Wit And Wisdom His fund of humor and understanding of human nature are keen and unbounded. Dallas, Tex., Daily. Kind Friends and Other Kinds: In writing an appreciation of Alton Packard and his work, I feel compelled to speak the truth and say that, after hearing him over three thousand times I have never once seen him attain to the high pinnacle of artistic success that I had hoped for him. There are times when I think him almost great, and again he seems an utterly hopeless case. I know he means well and therefore I forgive many of his faults, and I still have hopes. He aims high, works hard and enjoys his work; that is much. If he ever fully accomplishes what he is trying to do, I shall be the first to appreciate the fact and I will let you know about it. Yours nevertheless, Alton Packard. Redeemed At Three Hundred Per Cent The audience had been promised fun and laughter, the promise was redeemed three fold. Mobile, Ala., Register. Splendidly Unique As an entertainer he has no superiors and few if any equals. Columbus, Miss., Commercial. Genius Recognized Mr. Packard possesses genius of a character and quality that is easily recognized. Few entertain¬ments here have been so thoroughly enjoyable. Charleston, W. Va., Mail. A Master His fun is rare because it is original and spon¬taneous. His cartoons are well worth going far to see. He made the audience laugh and forget their worries, with fresh, clean witticisms. He caricatured their follies so unmercifully that they were ready to forsake them. He added the touch of fine sentiment and left them in an elevated frame of mind. Vicksburg, Miss., Herald. Willing To Say Much Packard's was the last and easily the best of the series of entertainments. This is saying much, for we have had the distinguished privilege of seeing and hearing the best. Seymour, Tex., Banner. A Genius Of Laughter One of the surprising things about Alton Packard is the rapidity with which he works. While he is making his sketches he keeps up a running fire of talk and pleasantry that makes even the dullest for¬get his dullness and join the crowd in round after round of laughter that only a genius like Packard can provoke. Alva, Okla., Pioneer. A Success The audience was delighted with Alton Packard. A pronounced success. Ft. Scott, Kans., Republican. Where Breeziness Is Appreciated Alton Packard is no ordinary cartoonist with a few subjects whose every line he could make with his eyes shut. His ability in selecting subjects is rare. He works fast and talks fast, so that his en¬tertainment never lags, but is breezy from start to finish. Wichita, Kans., Eagle. Musical Enthusiasm Mr. Packard is an expert as an artist and his jokes are new. He sang two comic songs and was forced to sing a serious one to quiet the enthusiastic audi¬ence. His entertainment is of a very high class. St. Joseph, Mo., News and Press. Beyond Comparison Packard spoke with much strength and his humor was simply irresistible especially when illustrated with his marvelous crayon sketches or by his songs. He is beyond comparison. Plattsburg, Mo., Leader. Comment On "Vanity Fair" Alton Packard's "Vanity Fair" had all the easy abandon of a well committed talk, but with the origi¬nality, localisms and general manner of extempore argument. It was humorous, pathetic, serious and instructive, and the story of the 'Master Painter" was beautiful. Mr. Packard is more original, more refined, cleaner and a stronger attraction than any of the cartoonists, that have been here for some time. Urbana, III., Courier-Herald. Caustic, But Kindly Packard was one of the greatest and most distinc¬tive "hits" of the Chautauqua. His sketches were accompanied with a running fire of caustic and kind¬ly comment that was excruciatingly funny. Ottawa, III., Free Trade. Wonderful Exhibition His character sketches were so true to life that the crowd was amazed at the wonderful exhibition of his art. Albia, Iowa, Republican. Unrivalled As humorist and cartoonist Packard is unrivalled. He came highly recommended, but not highly enough. Oskaloosa, Iowa, Telegram. Strongly Put Packard scored the greatest success on the Chau¬tauqua program. He is unquestionably the best car¬toonist that has ever appeared here. Waterloo, Iowa, Daily Reporter. Versatile and Clever Packard gave us fun in plenty. He is versatile and clever as a reader and singer, but cleverest with the crayons. Dubuque, Iowa, Times-Democrat. A Report On "Funny Folks" This was Mr. Packard's third appearance here and he repeated nothing in giving us "Funny Folks." As an entertainer he can lead the van. Osage, Iowa, News. A Gala Day One of the best entertainments we have seen in many a day. Odebolt, Iowa, Times. Bouquet From The Flour City Packard is one of the best entertainers on the road. Minneapolis, Minn., Journal. A Noisy Success Alton Packard, the great cartoonist made the evening a howling success. La Crosse, Wis., Tribune. More Than Mere Fun Mr. Packard has few equals in America. His rapidity and accuracy are surprising. His character sketches, however, beautiful as they are, are plainly a second to the deep chord of human emotion, which he strikes at times, with polished art. Eau Claire, Wis., Leader. A Royal Compliment Packard is a prince of entertainers, one of the best the management has secured. Grand Forks, N. Dak., Herald. The Record Breaker Alton Packard drew the largest house the lecture course has ever enjoyed and he clearly duplicated his success of two years ago. Aberdeen, S. Dak., News. Concerning "Uncle Sam's Folks" Packard was all that he was advertised to be— entertaining, funny, instructive and in every way satisfactory. While his delineation of American life in cartoon, impersonation, song and story is full of wit, humor and fun, there is a sober thought through it all that says: "Have a worthy aim in life." Omaha, Neb., World-Herald. Some Leading Lyceum Courses on which Alton Packard has Repeatedly Appeared = Boston, Mass.—Central Y. M. C. A. Star Course (twice); Third Thurs¬day Course, Dorchester, M. E. Course; and others. Worchester, Mass.—Commonwealth Club (twice); Mechanics Institute Course. Concord, N. H.—(Twice); Walker Lyceum Course and Wanalancett Club. Hartford, Conn.—Y. M. C. A. Course (seven times). Newport, R. I.—Artillery Lyceum Course (twice). Chautauqua Lake, N. Y.—Assembly (twice). Albany, N. Y.—Central Y. M. C. A. (twice); and other engagements. New York City—Central Y. M. C. A. Course; West Side Y. M. C. A. (four times); Brooklyn Central Y. M. C. A.; Bedford Branch Y. M. C. A. (twice); and numerous other engagements. Trenton, N. J.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course (twice). Philadelphia, Pa.—Central Y. M. C. A. Star Course (three times); P. R. R. Y. M. C. A. Star Course (three times); Girard College Course; and others. Washington, D. C—Central Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Syracuse, N. Y.—Central Y. M. C. A. (three times), and numerous other engagements. Buffalo, N. Y.—Central Y. M. C. A. Pittsburgh, Pa.—Central Y. M. C. A. Star Course, and other engage¬ments. Altoona, Pa.—Y. W. C. A. Course. Williamsport, Pa.—Y. W. C. A. Star Course (twice). Allegheny, Pa.—Carnegie Music Hall Star Course (twice); First Christ¬ian Church (twice). Baltimore, Md.—Lyceum Course. Huntington, W. Va.—Marshall College Ccurse (twice). Charleston, W. Va.—Lyceum Star Course (twice). Richmond, Va.—Lyceum Course. Charlottesville, Va.—University Course (twice). University of North Carolina—Star Course (twice). Lexington, Ky.—Chautauqua (four times). Nashville, Tenn.—Tabernacle Course. Knoxville, Tenn.—Lyceum Course (twice). Columbus, Ga.—Phoenix Club Course. Athens, Ga.—Normal Course. Montgomery, Ala.—Lyceum Course (three times). Mobile, Ala.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course Uwice). Jacksonville, Fla.—Baraca-Philathea Course. St. Augustine, Fla.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Meridian, Miss.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course (twice). Vicksburg, Miss.—Lyceum Course (twice). Baton Rouge, La.—University Course (twice). St. Louis, Mo.—Lyceum Star Course. Kansas City, Mo.—Epworth Course; Knife and Fork Club; High School Course, and numerous other engagements. St. Joseph, Mo.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Springfield, Mo.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course andJJniversity Course. Peoria, 111.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Chicago, 111.—Central Y. M. C. A. Course (twice); Pilgrim Church Course, and many other engagements. Joliet, 111.—Chautauqua Assembly and Steel Works Club (three times). Cleveland, Ohio.—Woodland Ave. and Euclid Ave. Church Courses. and others. Columbus, Ohio.—Central Y. M. C. A. (twice). Dayton, Ohio.—Y. M. C. A. (three times); Nat'l Military Home (twice) and numerous other engagements. Cincinnati, O.—Avondale Club and Teachers' Club Course. Ft. Wayne, Ind.—Y. W. C. A. Course. Bay View, Mich.—Chautauqua Assembly (twice). Grand Rapids, Mich.—Y. M. C. A. Course. Bay City, Mich.—Y. M. C. A. Course (twice). Madison, Wis.—Monona Lake Assembly (twice). Milwaukee, Wis.—Athletic Club Course (twice)\ Emanuel Temple Course. St. Paul, Minn.—Institute of Arts and Sciences. Minneapolis, Minn.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Duluth, Minn.— Star Course. Albert Lea, Minn.—Lyceum Course and Assembly (three times). Des Moines, la.—Drake University Course (three times), and other en gagements. Davenport, la.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Sioux City, la.—Morningside College Course. Devil's Lake, N. Dak.—Chautauqua (five times). Mitchell, S. Dak.—Lyceum Stai Course. Aberdeen, S. Dak.—Lyceum Course (twice). Sioux Falls, S. Dak.—Library Course. Omaha, Neb.—South Side Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Lincoln, Neb.—University Course (twice); Y. M. C. A. Course (twice). Epworth Assembly (three times). Hastings, Neb.—Assembly (three times). Topeka, Kas.—Pipe Organ Course. Ft. Scott. Kas.—Lyceum Course (twice). Ottawa, Kas.—Chautauqua and Lyceum Course (three times.) Emporia, Kas.—Lyceum Course. Wichita, Kas.—Auditorium Course. Oklahoma City, Okla.- M. E. Church Course. Guthrie, Okla.—Lyceum Star Course. Denver, Colo.—The Great C. E. Course (twice). Grand Junction, Colo.—Lyceum Course (three times). Paris, Texas.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course (three times). Dallas, Texas.—Lyceum Star Course and Epworth Course. Albuquerque, N. Mex.—Lyceum Course. Salt Lake City, Utah.—University Course. Ogden, Utah.—Academy Course (twice). Boise, Idaho.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course (twice). Williamette Valley Assembly, Oregon. Ashland, Oregon. —(three times). Sacramento, Calif.—Y. M. C. A. Star Course. Pacific Grove, Calif.—Assembly (twice). Long Beach, Calif.—Assembly (three times). Pasadena, Calif.—Y. M. C. A. Course. Mr. Packard in the studio of his Adirondack home, where the original cartoons, jolly songs and famous sketch lectures are made.
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Musical revues & comedies
|Personal Name Subject||Packard, Alton|
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